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When it comes to the Oscars, you know you can always count on red carpet coverage for the biggest fashion trends and most memorable dresses. But there are other sartorial instances worth calling out as well: the best fashion moments from the films themselves. Between the extravagant ball gowns in
Cinderella and the period 1950s get-ups in Brooklyn, there are plenty of noteworthy looks to keep your eye out for — even if the film wasn't nominated for best costume design. Keep reading for 10 of our favorites, and don't forget to tune in to the Oscars on Feb. 28.
Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan
After emigrating from Ireland to Brooklyn, NY, in the 1950s with just one suitcase, Eilis must learn to rebuild her life — and her wardrobe. As she starts coming into her own and feeling more confident, her style shines. This look is a quintessential '50s look, with a full-skirted tea-length dress, statement cat-eye sunglasses, and a kiss-clasp handbag.
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The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander
In this period drama, Einar Elbe and Gerda Wegener are married artists who struggle with Einar's transformation into a woman, Lili. The film takes place in Copenhagen and Paris in the 1920s, and the costumes take into account the vibe of both cities at the time, with Copenhagen being more conservative and Paris more free-spirited. The costumes also bring to light the liberating movement the fashion industry underwent, thanks to the likes of Coco Chanel.
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The Danish Girl, Amber Heard
As a ballerina, Ulla spends her time performing across Europe. When she's not on stage, she expresses her wandering spirit through bohemian flair — think head scarves, kimonos, beaded jewelry, and flower crowns.
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Cinderella, Lily James
With a fairy tale as iconic as
Cinderella, dreamy dresses are to be expected. And nothing is dreamier than her complete transformation and debut at the ball, princess gown and all.
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Cinderella, Cate Blanchett
Perhaps even more noteworthy than Cinderella's transformation is the evil stepmother's slew of jaw-dropping outfits. From extravagant hats to intricately embroidered coats and, of course, a gorgeous ballgown, she wows throughout the film with her distinct green color palette — a perfect complement to her red hair.
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Cinderella, Helena Bonham Carter
What's a fairy godmother without a magical gown? This particular one has it all: layers of tulle and silk, intricate bead work, and a corseted bodice.
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Trumbo, Helen Mirren
As a gossip columnist in the 1950s, Hedda Hopper has a flair for the dramatic, which she showcases with one lavish headpiece after the next.
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Carol, Cate Blanchett
Even though Carol is elegant and sophisticated, it's her beautiful mink coat (a rare status symbol in the 1950s) that ultimately catches the attention of a department store shopgirl (and eventual lover) in this period romantic drama.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley
While Rey wears the same ensemble for the majority of the film, her wispy, muted garb is a notable portrayal of the desert warrior trend that appeared on the runways of designers like Elie Tahari and Alberta Ferretti for Spring.
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Mad Max: Fury Road: Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Zoë Kravitz, Charlize Theron, and Riley Keough
Furiosa and the Five Wives are another cinematic depiction of the desert trend: sand tones and billowy layers contrasted with tough utilitarian details.
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